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Man threatens to shoot abortion protesters – becomes physical as wife exits clinic

Posted in AHA, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2015 by saynsumthn

A man who drove his wife to A Woman’s Choice abortion clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina has attacked a group, which refers to themselves as abolitionists against abortion, after he perceived they were accusing his wife of having an abortion.

Abolitionists claim they hold to the tenants outlined by Abolish Human Abortion (AHA), and do not want to be linked in any way to the pro-life movement because they favor incremental strategies to end abortion.

In the first video of the man, who drove his wife to the abortion clinic, he initially speaks with the abolitionists calmly, explaining that he knows what the clinic does, but that his wife was not there for an abortion.

I’m here for the service of what my wife needs for her body…I want you to come to my neighborhood with this stuff here,” he says.

He accuses the group of judging everyone that is going to that clinic.

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I’m a minister just like you,” he tells the group as he demands a scripture that would justify their position.

The protesters explain that he is patronizing an abortion clinic.

They then pull up scriptures on their phone when he responds, “I will punch you in your damn face if you’re calling me ignorant.”

It goes downhill from there as the man becomes more and more agitated.

According to a second video uploaded about the incident the self proclaimed “minister” entering the abortion clinic calls the protesters “mother fuc*****”” and goes into a rant about there not being one black person out there among the protesters.

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That’s the reason while all this sh** going around in the country man,” he lectured the abolitionists.

He then walks away.

The anti-abortion group did not back down and told the man that they were at the abortion clinic to “stand up for your African American baby you are here to murder today.”

The abortion bound man replied, “Race got nothing to do with it man.”

The man then moves quickly back towards the protesters as they explain that they do not want black babies to die.

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Man, fu** the Black babies,” he says as he makes a fist and moves into a demonstrator, who reminds the man that he was the one who first brought up race.

Members of the abolitionist group kept on questioning the angry man – even as he walked away a second time, “What kind of church do you minister at sir,” they asked.

The expletives and anger just spewed out of the man’s mouth.

You should be ashamed of yourself sir,” one of the protesters says in the video.

Then, demonstrators continue to question the man about his church, his pastor, and what God would think of him.

The man turns for a third time, “When Jesus come back – He going to talk to me,” he said.

The demonstrators then began to quote scripture to the man as he started his way back towards them again.

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He gets his camera out of his car, points it at the abolitionists and says he wants to “get this knock out on my phone.”

Make sure you get it mother f-er cause I’m going to hit your ass too,” he says to a protester.

He then goes on another rant about not seeing any Black people in the anti-abortion group.

Just wait about two more minutes,” he said as he walks away again, and then heads back.

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If I go get my gun out this mother f-er, I’m gonna shoot every one of you all.” he threatens.

He then approaches the protesters again asking if he looks like he needs an abortion and they explain that the place he is patronizing is an abortion clinic.

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“Does it look like my wife needs an abortion?”

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He then becomes extremely aggressive and what comes to my mind is why the abortion clinic has not called the police yet?

Ok…by this time I am yelling at the video – stop answering the man back. If he walks away- let him go. But…no….

This is an abortion clinic sir,” they tell the man as he walks away.

Here we go again – the man turns back toward the protesters.


“Turn your other cheek
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He then calls the protesters names….

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Yo, this how you get killed so when you ass be eight feet under just get another one out here (referring to the protesters),” he says.

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“Cause that’s the reason why the world is like it is right now it’s because of people like you,” and he ….walks away.

Then one of the demonstrators calls out to him again.

“You’ll need to get it together bro, that you sit’n up here judging something that you don’t even know what my wife went in there for.”

He seems to fly off the handle every time they insinuate that his wife is there for an abortion.

As a woman comes up behind him – he seems to get outraged at the group filming the altercation.

He then tries to destroy one of the cameras…and it gets very ugly from here….

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That was the wrong thing to do,” you hear a protester say calmly.

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And the attack takes place as the angry man appears to lunge at and attack one of the abolitionists.

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You can hear a woman yell, “Get off of him – get off of my husband.”

So apparently, the women who exited the abortion clinic was the angry man’s wife and she rushes to her husband’s defense.

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The protesters keep saying, “Calm down.”

The videos uploaded by Abolish Human Abortion (AHA) Raleigh reads, “Conversation with a professing “minister” outside the abortion mill in Raleigh. This “minister” threatens violence and harm upon the Christians who are there to bring forth the gospel of Jesus Christ to all who are seeking to do harm and violence upon their unborn children, or support the murder of God’s image-bearers. He then assaults John, at which time he was restrained and told to calm down, as his wife kicks me in the face 6 times, rips off my shirt, undershirt, and GoPro.”

A third video picked up another angle.

At the point the physical altercation begins and the man’s wife walks out – you can hear him – yelling something like, “Get it on camera.”

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This video angle appears to show the man’s wife tearing the shirt off the abolitionist who is on the ground trying to control the husband who attacked him as the man’s wife kicks the abolitionist protester in the head several times.

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The couple then says they didn’t do anything and are calling the police.

Your momma should have aborted your ass,” the wife yells.

The pair then walks to their car and leaves.

The police arrived and the abolitionists say that a warrant has been issued for the couple’s arrest.

Abortionist: Something besides life is owed to children

Posted in Abortion Quotes, Abortion Worker Investigated, Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, Abortionist Sexual, Theodor Lehrer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Google Maps street view of a South Florida abortion clinic shows a pro-life protester holding a sign in front of an abortion clinic owned by a doctor once was arrested for forcing an abortion on his wife and saying that something besides life is owed to the children he kills.

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The abortion clinic is the All Women’s Medical Center, located at 2100 Commercial Blvd in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

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It is operated by long time abortionist Theodor Lehrer and is an abortion facility that I have personally protested.

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In 1988, this so-called “doctor” was arrested after his pregnant wife accused him of raping her and forcing an abortion on her in their home.

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According to the Miami Herald, which reported the arrest at the time, Lehrer was angry when his wife refused to have sex with her because she was sick from her 11 to 14 week pregnancy.

Lehrer’s wife said that when he came home, he handcuffed her, dragged her into the bathroom and strapped her to a portable table.

She pleaded with him not to rape her so he placed a gauze pad over her mouth but removed it for fear she would suffocate, Lehrer’s wife told police.

Theoror Lehrer then had sex with her and when she thought the attack was over- she says he forced an abortion on her. A doctor at the hospital where she was taken after police were called verified that she had been pregnant and recently received an incomplete abortion.

According to the article, the sensitive abortion doc admitted that he tied his wife but said he denied the abortion.

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But- this news did not stop pro-abortion groups like the National Organization for Women from supporting this abortionist.

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In 1989, the Florida Board of Medicine decided not to discipline Lehrer’s medical license because they discovered that his wife had Hodgkins disease and her physician said it was unlikely that she would be able to testify against him making the probabilty of a successful prosecution of the abortionist unlikely.

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Currently, Lehrer not only runs an abortion clinic he is an officer for NORTHRIDGE PROFESSIONAL CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. which has property at 5333 N Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park, FL 33334.

He now operates his abortion clinic under the corporate name, LEHRER FAMILY INVESTMENT CO., LLLP

In 1986, abortionist Theodor Lehrer wrote an op-ed on abortion which was published in the South Florida Medical Review, “A critical question is whether there is any point before birth,” he wrote, “at which fetal life attains a level of significance warranting legal protection because of the quality of humanness that out-balances a woman’s right to privacy over her own body,” the abortionist penned.

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As a pro-choice physician I acknowledge that the fetus is alive, but do not view it as a separate individual. Biologically the fetus is completely dependent on the woman’s body and as such is only a potential human being. The woman’s rights and life outweigh any alleged rights of the fetus because the birth and rearing of a child should be a happy and fulfilling experience. It should be something that the woman feels positive about and part of her choice for her life.”

Theodor Lehrer then promotes the eugenics ideology that it is “immoral” to bring a so-called “unwanted” child into the world because they allegedly add to suffering and should be eliminated under population control abortion policies.

“Unwanted children add to suffering for the woman, child, family and society. Something besides life is owed to children. Couldn’t it be considered immoral for parents-and even for countries-to produce more children than they can provide adequate food and education for?

The abortionist, who wrote at the time that a majority of Americans viewed abortion as acceptable, ended the op-ed with “the voice of the people is God’s voice.”

Attorney Reflection on the Munoz Tragedy

Posted in Brain Death, Life Support with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2014 by saynsumthn

A Reflection on the Munoz Tragedy
H/T Life Legal Defense Foundation

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Many in the pro-life community are reflecting on two tragic stories with very different outcomes: the Munoz situation in Texas and the Benson situation in Canada. In both, the wife and mother was declared brain dead. In the Benson story, Iver Benson, son of Dylan Benson and his now deceased wife, Robyn, has been allowed to live.

Texas Attorney Jeff Turner reflection on the tragedy of the Baby Munoz situation is compelling , he originally published it for Texans for Life – here. This blog has added images to his comments:

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Jeff-Turner300x268On Friday, January 24, the 96th District Courtroom in Tarrant County, Texas was the stage for a tragic tale, not told by idiots, but still one “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” And by nothing, I mean a profound absence. The tale is one that will be retold more often as medical technology advances to keep people alive, in this case, Marlise Munoz, who in November 2013 suffered a pulmonary embolism when she was fourteen weeks into her pregnancy.

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Her husband and her parents asked John Peter Smith Hospital to discontinue all life-sustaining treatment for her, which action indirectly would cause the death of her (and his) child in utero. They contend that the very doctors treating her reported that she was brain dead and recommended the withdrawal of such treatment. The hospital did not oblige their request, relying solely on a provision of the Texas Health & Safety Code that provides that a “person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment under this subchapter from a pregnant woman.” (emphasis added).

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Absent from the courtroom, however, was any mention of God as the Author of all human life, including that of Baby Munoz. The mystery of God’s purpose in permitting this tale to unfold will remain that—an impenetrable mystery. What can be known is that He willed Baby Munoz’ life into existence and that fact deserves some weight. It is congruent with America’s Judeo-Christian heritage that God be included in her judicial determinations. The United States Supreme Court still opens each session with “God save the United States and this honorable court.” Edith Jones, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, placed a replicated Harlan Bible (named after Justice John Marshall Harlan’s personal Bible which he donated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1906) prominently in her chambers “as a reminder to all who visit that we … remember our judgments are ultimately subject to a Divine standard.” The “Divine standard” is love: love of God and of neighbor, and love sometimes requires sacrifice of one’s own rights, interests, and desires for the benefit of another, like Baby Munoz. Love sometimes requires one to “wait for the Lord with courage.” Psalms 27:14. There was no mention of this “Divine standard” in the 96th District Court in determining the fate of Baby Munoz.

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Also absent was any advocate for Mrs. Munoz or for Baby Munoz. Larry Thompson, the Assistant District Attorney who represented JPS Hospital, informed this writer that the appointment of an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem had been considered; however, no such appointment was sought. This decision was a glaring error. An attorney appointed to zealously represent each party would have forced Mr. Munoz’ attorneys to prove his case. For example, does Mrs. Munoz’s medical condition satisfy the legal definition for “death?” The same Health & Safety Code states that a person is dead “when, according to ordinary standards of medical practice, there is irreversible cessation of the person’s spontaneous respiratory and circulatory functions.” It further states that “if artificial means of support preclude a determination that a person’s spontaneous respiratory and circulatory functions have ceased, the person is dead when, in the announced opinion of a physician, according to ordinary standards of medical practice, there is irreversible cessation of all spontaneous brain function. Death occurs when the relevant functions cease.” Death must be pronounced before a doctor can discontinue artificial or mechanical means of supporting a person’s respiratory and circulatory systems. Because artificial means of support had been initiated when Mrs. Munoz first arrived at JPS Hospital, the fact whether “all” of her spontaneous brain function had stopped became a critical issue.

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“Brain death” was introduced in 1968 by an ad hoc committee of the Harvard Medical School in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It was introduced mainly to facilitate “organ harvesting” and to reallocate resources away from patients whose prognosis was unfavorable. Unfortunately, after three decades of clinical implementation, this standard has proven to be “conceptually flawed,” according to medical ethicist Dan Wikler of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a member of a 1981 presidential commission that recommended a uniform law defining death. There is no reliable way to determine “irreversible cessation of all spontaneous brain function” unless and until the entire brain has been destroyed; but, in order for this destruction to occur, the respiratory and circulatory functions must stop. Cases have occurred in which the patient met the test for “brain death” because an EEG could not detect electrical activity on his brain’s surface, but the patient clearly had functioning of the mid-brain and brain stem, and maybe even of the cortex. The brain may not be the exclusive central organizing organ of the human person. Doctors have reported over thirty cases of protracted survival of “brain dead” patients, ranging from one week to fourteen years.

No expert witness was called to testify on behalf of Mrs. Munoz. Instead, the assistant district attorney, representing the state and not Mrs. Munoz or Baby Munoz, simply stipulated that the mother was “brain dead.” That stipulation practically decided the case.

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An advocate for Baby Munoz not only would have challenged the allegation of “brain death” but also would have raised the equally crucial question of whether his client was viable. Viability refers to the gestational age at which a child in utero has a 50% chance to survive outside the womb. Most doctors believe viability is reached around 24 weeks of gestation. However, there is no hard and fast rule. Amillia Taylor, for example, was born in 2006 at 21 weeks, 6 days of gestation (but under 20 weeks from fertilization). At nine inches and 10 ounces, she faced digestive and respiratory issues and a brain hemorrhage. Today, “she runs, she plays, she does things she’s not supposed to do.” But, again, the assistant district attorney essentially threw the case by stipulating that Baby Munoz was not viable.

Another gaping absence was any discussion of medical ethics. As soon as a woman becomes pregnant, there are two patients. The first rule of medical ethics is: Do no harm. Removing the ventilator (which supports but does not substitute for the respiratory system) from Mrs. Munoz obviously caused harm to Baby Munoz. He brain deathdied. The second rule is: Take all reasonable action to give the patient a fair chance to live. All that Baby Munoz needed was 3 to 4 more weeks. This would not have been the first time a brain-dead pregnant woman delivered a baby. In 2012, in Michigan, Christine Bolden delivered twins before her respirator was removed. Dr. Cosmas Vandeven, a specialist in high-risk pregnancies at University of Michigan hospital, said that an important ethical issue in such cases is whether a brain-dead woman would suffer by being kept on a respirator and undergoing a C-section. “Almost every parent would give their life for their child,” Dr. Vandeven opined. “But you need to get truly independent opinions: Are we sure we’re not causing harm to the mom?” Ms. Bolden’s brother said, “I know she wants the babies to be with us. This has brought our family together.”

In contrast, the Texas courtroom stage was filled with provocative commentary on Mrs. Munoz’ allegedly decaying corpse and the “smell of death.” Mr. Munoz’ attorneys pursued a backhanded ad hominem attack against JPS Hospital employees by accusing them of engaging in a scientific experiment with Mrs. Munoz’ body, thus questioning their motives. The defense failed to offer any alternative argument to its insistence that the Texas Health & Safety Code applies to a pregnant woman, whom it already had stipulated was dead, when the relevant subchapter at issue concerns only “qualified patient[s]” who have been diagnosed with a terminal or irreversible condition, Implicitly, it does not apply to a dead patient.

This writer does not question the motive of either the hospital employees or Mr. Munoz. This writer does question whether Mrs. Munoz or Baby Munoz received a fair hearing and whether all available legal and ethical arguments were presented.

In Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth found no meaning or purpose in life after his wife’s death. Let us pray that Mr. Munoz will find meaning and purpose after the death of his wife and child. Let us pray further that our culture, including our judiciary, will strive to meet the Divine standard by which we all will be judged.

The author, Jeff Turner, is a lawyer, poet, and human rights activist. This article appeared in Texas for Life Coalition’s Blog at http://texlife.org/2014/01/rest-in-peace-mrs-and-baby-munoz/.

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This blog has written extensively on the Munoz tragedy.

The designation of “brain death” is a controversial one and presents moral and ethical issues, especially when the life of a baby is involved. There are many cases where babies have survived after the mothers have experienced similar situations to that of Marlise Munoz.

Here are some examples:

In 1982 a brain dead woman was put on life support for several days until her unborn child could be delivered.

Michele Odette Poole was delivered in 1985 after her mother was declared brain dead. Her father won a legal battle against the woman’s parents who had requested that life support be disconnected

In March of 1986, doctors successfully delivered a baby at the University of California’s Moffitt Hospital, whose mother was declared legally dead in January and was kept on life support to protect the child.

In November of 1991, Tracy Bucher gave birth to a baby boy after she was pronounced as brain dead. She was kept on life support for six weeks while her unborn child developed inside her.

In November of 1997, Lisa Nottingham was four months when she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was declared brain dead in August. She was kept alive by a machine until her baby could safely be delivered the following November.

Susan Anne Catherine Tores was born in September of 2005 after her mother was kept on life support for three months after being pronounced legally dead. Despite heroic efforts the child succumbed to a respiratory illness and died a few days later.

In June of 2006, a brain dead woman kept alive for more than two months gave birth to a baby girl. She was named Christine and her last name was withheld by the media.

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Unborn baby granted time as Judge recuses herself from Muñoz case

Posted in Life Support, Stephen Broden with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2014 by saynsumthn

State District Judge Melody Wilkinson has recused herself from hearing a suit against JPS Health Network that was filed this week by the family of a pregnant Haltom City woman who is brain dead and being kept on life support against the family’s wishes, according to the Ft Worth Star Telegraph.

Neither judge Wilkinson nor the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office would elaborate on the move, but Bud Kennedy, a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, tweeted Thursday that Wilkinson’s campaign treasurer is also general counsel for JPS Health Network, the hospital’s parent company.

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Marlise Muñoz, 33, has been hospitalized since just before Thanksgiving after she was stricken with what doctors believe was a pulmonary embolism. She was 14 weeks pregnant. After doctors told the family that she was considered brain-dead, the family asked that life support be removed.

Her husband, Erick Muñoz, sued JPS on Tuesday, asking that the hospital stop further medical procedures and remove his wife from respirators, ventilators or other “life support” and release her body.

JPS officials have refused, citing an Texas law that requires pregnant women to be kept on life support until the fetus is viable, usually at 24 to 26 weeks.

In a letter to Jeff Walker, administrative judge for this region, Wilkinson noted: “The Munoz case has time sensitive issues which require immediate attention. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.”

Walker said he will be out of town until Monday and state District Judge R.H. Wallace is serving as presiding judge. When Wallace’s office receives Wilkinson’s notice, the case will be reassigned, Walker said.

That Texas law states: “Sec. 166.049. PREGNANT PATIENTS. �A person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment under this subchapter from a pregnant patient.”

Tuesday morning, Erick Munoz filed suit in Tarrant County District Court. In the suit, he says the hospital has diagnosed her has “brain dead” and that all life-sustaining treatments should be stopped.

Keeping her alive “makes no sense, and amounts to nothing more than the cruel and obscene mutilation of a deceased body against the expressed will of the deceased and her family.”

A copy of the suit is available here

The documents state that, “Although the hospital has not publically released an official diagnosis of Marlise’s condition, Erick has been informed by JPS, and from that information believes, that Marlise is brain dead. At the time of the filing of this document, Erick still awaits the release of Marlise’s medical records, for which the necessary releases have been duly executed and provided..JPS has informed Erick and his family that Marlise Munoz is brain dead, and as such, Erick asserts that she is legally dead under Texas law. Despite the fact that Marlise is dead, JPS refuses to remove Marlise from the “life sustaining” treatment, thus mutilating, disturbing and damaging Marlise’s deceased body, and further refusing to release it to Erick for proper preservation and burial…Erick vehemently opposes any further alleged “life sustaining” measures, surgery or treatment to be performed by JPS on the deceased body of his wife, Marlise. Erick has repeatedly expressed his wishes, and the wishes of Marlise, to JPS, to no avail. Defendants (including JPS) have instead consistently refused Erick’s requests to remove the “life sustaining” treatments from Marlise’s deceased body , and continue to perform medical procedures on Marlise against Erick’s wishes…”

The court papers further state, “Consequently, as Marlise is deceased, she cannot possibly be a “pregnant patient” under Section 166.049 of the TEXAS HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE, nor can Marlise be subject to any “life-sustaining” treatment pursuant to Chapter 166 of the Code…As a result, JPS should be ordered to immediately remove Marlise from these devices… Notwithstanding the fact that Marlise is deceased, even if JPS were to argue that Section 166.049 were to apply to Marlise’s unborn fetus, it is clear by the plain language of Section 166.049 that this Section only applies to a “pregnant patient”, and does not extend the prohibition of withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining support to a fetus…Marlise was competent when she made her medical directives to both her husband, Erick, and her parents. ..To take those rights away from Marlise, and force her to be subject to various medical procedures simply because she is pregnant, is a gross violation of her constitutional rights.”

The hospital referred requests for comment to the Tarrant County district attorney’s office, which said it will defend the medical facility against the lawsuit. It is legal counsel for John Peter Smith Hospital “in a number of civil areas.”

Munoz’s husband says that “Marlise cannot possibly be a pregnant patient — Marlise is dead.” Furthermore, he argued that her wishes — relayed, he said, in conversations but not in writing that she not be on “life-sustaining” measures when she is brain dead — shouldn’t be treated differently than a man or other woman simply because of her pregnancy.

Pro-life leaders are speaking out on this issue.

The lawsuit launched by Erick #Munoz is nothing less than an attempt to kill his wife and #unborn child. It’s a sad mockery of the meaning of fatherhood and of love, life and law,” said Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life in a statement to Fox News.

PRO-LIFERS are begging the family and the courts to uphold the law so the unborn child can survive until viability:

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This past Sunday afternoon (January 12, 2014) a group or pro-life leaders held a prayer vigil outside the Texas hospital where a 33-year-old pregnant woman is being kept on life-support to give her 20-week-old pre-born baby an chance at life.

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As was expected the side of death protested for the removal of life support at the same time.

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“It’s about a life,” Timm Hobbs of Denton told the Ft Worth Telegraph. “We are here to support that baby.”

Hobbs was there with his wife Renee and two young sons.
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Pro-lifers were led in the reading of scriptures on life by Sue Cyr. “We know that baby was created for many wonderful things,” Cyr begins, “Revelation 5 You are a Holy Awesome God….Lord, you have told us we are our brother’s keeper and that whatever we do for the least of Thee we do for you,” she continued.

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The atmosphere was prayerful as media made their way to the pro-lifers.

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NARAL Pro-choice America has set up a petition they say is “for the Munoz family.” The family wants the 20 week pregnant mother disconnected from life support which would kill the baby. Pro-lifers oppose this move as it would kill the unborn child.

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Local Pro-lifer Carole Novielli responded, “What I find outrageous is that there is no written directive which spells out Marlise’s wishes. This woman has carried her child for 20 weeks, she obviously wanted this baby. Yet NARAL, who always claims to ‘protect women’ has decided to side with the woman’s husband in this case and to call for life support to be pulled. NARAL always sides with death and in this case it is the death of a woman and her child. When will the media call NARAL out on this hypocrisy? Regardless, Texas law clearly states that a pregnant woman must be kept alive in cases such as these.”

Novielli is interviewed in the news videos from WFAA below:

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Pastor Stephen E. Broden of Fair Park Bible Fellowship and Founder of National Black Pro-Life Coalition led the vigil in support of Marlise and her baby.

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There is a baby, the baby is alive and has a heartbeat and it is growing,” Rev. Broden tells the crowd. “So we want to pray that God will move and soften the hearts of the Munoz family,” he said.
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Being brain dead is not the affirmative biological definition of death,” Broden exclaims. “It is a created definition. It was created in 1960 by a group of doctors at Harvard,” Broden explains.

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The mother is nurturing that baby now, the baby is growing. Father we ask you that the child’s father would recognize that value and the dignity of that life and he would allow the baby to live. So we are praying now that there would be a softening of his heart and the grandparents that are involved and recognize that this is life. That they Father, would release their demand to have the ventilation removed, to pull the plug. But rather insist that they allow the baby to live.”

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The designation of “brain death” is a controversial one and presents moral and ethical issues, especially when the life of a baby is involved. There are many cases where babies have survived after the mothers have experienced similar situations to that of Marlise Munoz. There is a very strong possibility that Marlise’s baby could survive, given a little more time.

Here are some examples:

In 1982 a brain dead woman was put on life support for several days until her unborn child could be delivered.

Michele Odette Poole was delivered in 1985 after her mother was declared brain dead. Her father won a legal battle against the woman’s parents who had requested that life support be disconnected

In March of 1986, doctors successfully delivered a baby at the University of California’s Moffitt Hospital, whose mother was declared legally dead in January and was kept on life support to protect the child.

In November of 1991, Tracy Bucher gave birth to a baby boy after she was pronounced as brain dead. She was kept on life support for six weeks while her unborn child developed inside her.

In November of 1997, Lisa Nottingham was four months when she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was declared brain dead in August. She was kept alive by a machine until her baby could safely be delivered the following November.

Susan Anne Catherine Tores was born in September of 2005 after her mother was kept on life support for three months after being pronounced legally dead. Despite heroic efforts the child succumbed to a respiratory illness and died a few days later.

In June of 2006, a brain dead woman kept alive for more than two months gave birth to a baby girl. She was named Christine and her last name was withheld by the media.

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The Munoz family told Fox 4 in Dallas that when Marlise went down it was uncertain how long the baby was without oxygen. Erick Munoz said that is a concern for him.

Fox 4 News of the protests:

Is it possible that the real concern here for Marlise’s husband is the health of his unborn child rather than Marlise’s wishes which were never put in writing?” asked Novielli.

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We must save this baby. It is a person, guaranteed protection under the Constitution,” Broden told the Ft Worth Telegraph.

There is an alternative for the family. There are families willing to take the baby and provide a safe place for it to grow in a loving environment. If we err, we should err on the side of life,” he said.

“We feel great compassion for the family of Marlise Munoz and her pre-born baby. No one ever wants to be in their difficult and tragic situation,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue who suggested the vigil to local activists. “Marlise wanted this baby, and as long as there is a chance that he or she can be saved, we support John Peter Smith Hospital in their bid to follow the law and protect this baby’s life.

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Abortionist convicted of murdering wife, also killed a patient

Posted in Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, DeHenre, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , on March 13, 2013 by saynsumthn

MalachyDeHenre-2On November 25,2003, abortionist Malachy Dehenre performed an abortion on a patient at the Summit Medical Center abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, who was approximately 17.4 weeks pregnant. The patient was discharged from the clinic 20 minutes after the abortion was complete. The State of Alabama, Board of Medical Examiners states that in less than 6 hours after being discharged from the clinic, the patient’s husband called to say she had developed abdominal pain and a low temperature. He was NOT told to seek medical care. The woman was later found by her husband on the floor, unresponsive and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. She was pronounced DEAD approximately 17-18 hours after being discharged by the abortion clinic. According to the autopsy report, the woman suffered a uterine perforation with massive hemorrhage. The Clarion Ledger reported that court papers identified the woman as Leigh Ann Stephens Alford of Blount County, Alabama. see a list of women killed from legal abortion here http://www.safeandlegal.com

According to the State of Alabama, Medical Board, on March 29, 2002, abortionist Malachy DeHenre performed an abortion on a patient referred to as “CW” at the Summit Medical Center abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. During the procedure “CW” began to bleed excessively. The Birmingham Fire Rescue was summoned and upon arrival EMT’s found the patient unresponsive, not on oxygen, or a cardiac monitor, and bleeding heavily. She appeared to have lost a significant amount of blood and was not being monitored by clinic staff, nor was any emergency treatment being rendered by the abortionist or the staff. The EMT’s were instructed by the abortion clinic, to transport the woman out a steep stairway through the back door of the clinic, but they refused and took the woman safely out the front door. The woman was transported to the hospital and underwent a total hysterectomy. She also required 32 units of blood. She was discharged from the hospital on April 9, 2002. Since this event, DeHenre was arrested and convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife. and here and here

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On June 8, 2000 a woman received an abortion at the New Women All Women abortion clinic in Jackson, Mississippi. She was approximately 15 weeks pregnant. According to a report from the State Medical Board, the patient was immediately discharged after the procedure. Shortly thereafter, she began to experience excessive bleeding. The report indicates that the abortion clinic was informed of the bleeding but made no effort to follow up with the patient. The patient was later transported to Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson where she underwent surgery to stop the bleeding. A total abdominal hysterectomy was performed in order to save her life. It was determined that the patient had marked hemorrhage secondary to uterine perforation which occurred at the time of the abortion procedure. The abortionist, Malachy Dehenre, who performed the procedure failed to recognize the perforation and had no after-hours call mechanism in place in order to deal with complications. Since this event, DeHenre was arrested and convicted in for manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife.

Egyptian Cleric Sa’d Arafat: “Allah Honors Wives With Beatings”

Posted in Islam, Violence against women with tags , , , , on October 13, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Sa’d Arafat: Allah honored wives by instating the punishment of beatings.

Interviewer: Honored them with beatings? How is this possible?!

Sa’d Arafat: The prophet Muhammad said: “Don’t beat her in the face, and do not make her ugly.” See how she is honored. If the husband beats his wife, he must not beat her in the face. Even when he beats her, he must not curse her. This is incredible! He beats her in order to discipline her.

In addition, there must not be more than ten beatings, and he must not break her bones, injure her, break her teeth, or poke her in the eye. There is a beating etiquette. If he beats to discipline her, he must not raise his hand high. He must beat her from chest level. All these things honor the woman.

She is in need of discipline. How should the husband discipline her? Through admonishment. If she is not deterred, he should refuse to share the bed with her. If she is not repentant, he should beat her, but there are rules to the beating. It is forbidden to beat her in the face or make her ugly. When you beat her, you must not curse her. Islam forbids this.

Interviewer: With what should be beat her? With his bare hand? With a rod?

Sa’d Arafat: If he beats her, the beatings should not be hard, so that they do not leave a mark. He can beat her with a short rod. He must avoid beating her in the face or in places in the head where it hurts. The beatings should be on the body and should not come one right after the other. These are all choices made during the process, but beatings are allowed only as a last resort.

The honoring of the wife in Islam is also evident in the fact that the punishment of beating is permissible in one case only: when she refuses to sleep with him.

Interviewer: When she refuses to sleep with him?

Sa’d Arafat: Yes, because where else could the husband go? He wants her, but she refuses. He should begin with admonishment and threats…

Muslim man arrested after murdering his family

Posted in Islam, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Read more here: Man murders his family after hearing voices that told him to bring his family to “Allah”

4-14-2010

CHICAGO – A woman and three children were killed and two others injured Wednesday morning after a man went on a deadly rampage on the city’s south side.

The suspect is now in custody.

The shooting happened sometime after 4 a.m. at 7248 S. Mozart Street in the Marquette Park neighborhood.

The Chicago Breaking News center reports authorities said a 12-year-old girl who was shot at by the suspect as she fled the home alerted police.

The children killed were identified as Jihad, the 7-month-old son of the alleged gunman, his 3-year-old niece, Keleasha Larry, and his 16-year-old niece, Keyshai Fields, who a friend said was four months pregnant.

A 19-year-old woman identified by family members as the alleged gunman’s wife, Twanda Thompson, who he married just weeks ago and who was expecting their second child, was the fourth victim.

The two wounded were identified by family members as the alleged gunman’s mother, Leona Larry, and his 13-year-old nephew, Demond Larry. They both suffered gunshots to the head and were taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, a fire department spokesman said.

“This is a crime scene, a horrendous scene,” Eighth District Commander John Kupczyk said this morning. “Something like this is pretty incomprehensible.”

Kupczyk said police did not establish a motive for the shootings.

Police have not released what kind of weapon the suspect may have used in the shooting.

The suspect is believed to reside somewhere in the Madison, Wisconsin area.

Four organizations are planning a fundraiser for the victims’ families from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 205 W. 109th St., the headquarters of one of the groups.